A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to move tabs in terminal

Every once in a while, I need to "refresh" my shell session by closing it and opening a new one. Unfortunately the terminal tab ends up at the very end of tab bar, so I need to move it back to where ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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Bind Volume controls to non-Apple keyboard without 3rd party software on macOS Sierra

All the software I could find that does this is broken on macOS Sierra and will probably break again in the future, so I need a solution to set the system volume in the same increments as the volume ...
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How to prevent Cmd-Q from typing “q” in the new foreground app?

My background app (the one that gets activated when the current app quits) is some text editor. When I use the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit it and immediately afterwards let go of only the Cmd key, the text ...
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Horizontal scrollbars and the Command-Tab switcher act as if I'm constantly tapping left

The application switcher has started behaving very oddly on my laptop. If I press the key combination quickly (fast enough that it doesn't display on-screen) it will properly switch to the previous ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Why do I see words when I press shift+esc on Chrome address bar?

This list of words also appears when I put a textbox on a PDF when opened in Preview and press Esc. I suspect this has nothing to do with Chrome.
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key macros for raising windows

I am new to OS X. I previously used Windows 7, on which I had defined some key shortcuts with the help of Autohotkey. EDIT: making more clear what I want the shortcuts to do: raise a window with a ...
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How to change keyboard setting when app changes

I am currently learning the Dvorak keyboard at the moment so I need to change keyboard when I am not in the training application 'Type Fu'. What I want to do is: 1) Have the Dvorak - QWERTY ⌘ when I ...
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Shortcut to disable keyboard/mouse in OSX

On more than a few instances, I have accidentally disabled the internal keyboard and trackpad by a shortcut. The only button which works is the power-up key which I can use to wake up (if it's in ...
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Sending commands from TextWrangler to the terminal

I want to send commands from TextWrangler to the terminal. Even if I found this, I don't understand how that works since I'm brand new to Unix and running Applescripts. tell application "...
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Delay when using the volume buttons

When I change the volume using the buttons on an Apple Wireless keyboard (with a Mac Mini) I almost have a huge delay between the key press and the action (up to several seconds and from time to time ...
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Deactivate Drag & Drop

Is there a way to deactivate Drag & Drop feature at least for the Laptop Trackpad (MacBook Air 2010, OS X 10.9.5)? I accidentally drag windows and files all the time. For instance, I want to ...
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Debounce mechanical keyboard in OS X

My work has me back on a Mac. I am using my mechanical keyboard (USB, Cherry blue switches, not that that's important) with OS X. The problem though, is that i get relatively frequent "bouncing" or ...
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reconfiguring key on mac

I type a lot Unix commands and I need often "~" and "`" which in U.S. keyboards are on the key under the escape key. I'm now using an Apple spanish keyboard set to U.S. layout, and this key is ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' Keyboard Replacement ; A1378 instead of A1286?

I have an Early 2011 15'' Macbook Pro (MC723LL/A). Recently I have poured some tea on my Macbook (my bad) and after getting some cleaning in service, keyboard power input seemed to fail and it is now ...
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How to use the keyboard to drag and drop?

My trackpad is broken so I can tap-to-click but i cannot drag and drop. This is really a problem when it comes to doing certain things. Does anyone know how to program a sticky key to turn a click ...
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What do I type to produce the command symbol (⌘) in Mac OS X?

What combination of keys do I press to produce the command symbol (⌘) on Mac OS X? (I copied the above symbol from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key.)
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to iOS User Agent in Safari's develop menu

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Develop > User Agent > Safari iOS 8.1 - iPhone menu item of Safari web browser. But in the System Preferences > Keyboard > App Shortcuts, ...
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
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Create globally available volume control for iTunes

I'd like to change the volume on iTunes from the keyboard at anytime, regardless what app is currently being used. I understand there are the keys at the top dedicated for system volume (this won't ...
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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Shortcuts for Inserting objects in PowerPoint for Mac

The screenshot shows the common items to be inserted into a PowerPoint Presentation. Being on a Mac, of course we are handicapped on not having mnemonics support to perform the action by the keyboard. ...
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Broken keyboard: Apple store policy?

One of the keys on my keyboard is non-responsive after cleaning it. I want to get the keyboard repaired rather than buy a new one. What is the Apple store policy for keyboard repairs? My iMac is out ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops responding when I turn on magic mouse

When I turn on magic mouse my external Apple keyboard sending signals with sufficient delay until I turn my mouse off. The same time external trackpad works fine. If I turn off mouse - keyboard ...
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How does one type circumflexes in El Capitan?

After updating to El Capitan I discovered that I was no longer able to type circumflexes. Before I was able to enable the "International Extended" keyboard in settings. Now it seems to be replaced ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between monitors (from #1 to #2) in Yosemite

I like having my IDE on left screen and browser on the right one. Whenever I want to refresh page in the browser, I need to move hand from keyboard to mouse. In my previous setup on Fedora I was able ...
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What is a keyboard shortcut in Keynote to edit a text object without clicking it?

Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it ...
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How to activate System Text-Replacement for Atom?

Related question I have configured some text replacements in my local machine, via Preferences > Keyboard > Text, including a lot of code shortcuts, including shortcuts for my own developed ...
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How to insert [return] in a Calendar (on iPhone) event

I am usually inserting return character within event I enter in Calendar on OS X. Most notably to separate key informations, for example hour of a meeting start, and the title of the meeting (when ...
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How do I clear recent emoji in iOS 8.3?

Before 8.3, I was able to clear recently used emoji by clicking on Settings->Reset->Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Now, that does not work. My recent emoji screen is littered with accidentally typed ...
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OS X El Captain - Terminal shortcut is not working [duplicate]

I defined a shortcut for opening a Terminal, but it isn't working. Any ideas?
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Insert a tab character in PowerPoint 2016

I defined a tab stop in the ruler And I would like to enter a tab character to move the cursor to the tab stop. With older versions it was possible to enter special characters with insert symbol ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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Does Textmate have anything like Emacs's point and mark for making selections?

In Emacs, I can easily select a phrase in the middle of a sentence using incremental search. For example, I've written the sentence "I have never been to Paris, but I have taken a virtual tour of the ...
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Switch Between Apps With Alt-Tab / Command-Tab on iPad or iPhone using Bluetooth Keyboard

I have both iOS devices and with keyboards. I could be much more productive if I could do Alt-Tab / Command-Tab app switching using my keyboard. Is there any way to do this? Is there any way to switch ...
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Which iOS emojis are currently available across most (all?) modern platforms?

I used the "rolling eyes" emoji available in my iOS keyboard in a social media post, but was dismayed to find that it isn't available on my Chrome on windows 7 computer. While I could install fonts/...
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Amd driver on Hackintosh applied, keyboard and mouse not working [closed]

this morning I installed OS X 10.11 on my PC using this guide and it installed more or less without a hitch. All works well within the system except for graphics. I'm using a 512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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MBP display, keyboard backlight and camera issue

I have a mid 2009 MBP which was heating up way to fast because of the fan; then I bought a new one and changed it. I also applied a new thermal grease. Plugged all the cables, tightened all the screws,...
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wired mode magic keyboard: turn bluetooth off

Is it possible to turn bluetooth off when connecting Apple magic keyboard over lightning cable? I would like to use it in wired mode and don't want to empty and charge the battery all the time. ...
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Strange Wired Mac Keyboard behavior

My wired mac keyboard is acting weird. Some keys perform weird extra insertions. The problem introduced itself when I relogged in after sleep mode and persists since then. The internal MacBook ...
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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Using VoiceOver in iOS 9 Safari, I keep getting stuck in the Status Bar

Testing Accessibility with iPad VoiceOver Turn on VoiceOver. Go to Safari, load page. Walk through page with QuickNav Intermittently, QuickNav jumps from html content on page to Status Bar (where ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard connectivity

Is the Magic Keyboard capable of using a Lightning cable to transmit keystrokes instead of Bluetooth? I know that it uses USB to automatically pair with Macs, but what happens if Bluetooth is turned ...
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Why does pressing [cmd]+[cmd]+[left-arrow] acts like [cmd]+[m]?

When I simultaneously press both cmd keys and ◀ (left arrow), it acts like cmd+m, i.e. minifies the window (tried in Safari and Finder). I can't make sense of it; why does it happen this way? ...